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Work and Duty Boots: Material Options and Testing Methods when Designing for Long Term Comfort

Posted by Nicole Perry on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

Although athletic footwear designs seem to change overnight, work boot technology advances are often left in the dust by their lightweight, fashionable ‘little brothers.’ One could argue that your father’s work boots look and feel very similar to those worn by your grandfather and even your great grandfather. In general, most people clunked around in […]

Q&A with Rogers’ PORON® Performance Cushioning Sales Engineer Brian Culley

Posted by Nicole Perry on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »

In June of this year, Rogers was excited to welcome Brian Culley to the PORON® Cushioning Team.  Brian serves  PORON® customers in the eastern United States and Canada and brings a wealth of design and material knowledge from industrial, sporting goods and orthopedic markets. We recently sat down with Brian to get a little more information […]

Foamology 101: The Science Behind Choosing the Right Foam Material for Your Footwear and Protective Apparel Designs

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, December 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

From polyurethanes to EVAs and fabrics to gels, there’s a variety of different impact and cushioning agents that you can use for your applications. It can be difficult to sort them all out and when there’s no specification or standard to refer too, the PORON® team has found that some customers simply make their choice based on “what feels right” or what has been used in the past.